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Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition
by Andrew Davis
Taking readers inside the burlesque houses of Depression-era America, Baggy Pants Comedy explores the role of comedy in a show remembered mostly for strip-tease. It examines how burlesque comics, straight men, and talking women approached the craft of comedy, working in a genre that relied not on scripts but on a remembered tradition of comedy bits that circulated orally....more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 9th 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published October 15th 2011)
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